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  • Page 1 Address State Service Station Address State For location of the nearest Sharp Authorized Service, or to obtain product literature, accessories, or supplies, 1 - 800 - BE-SHARP please call For customer assistance, please visit http://www.sharp- usa.com on the World Wide Web or call 1-(630)378-3590.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    INTRODUCTION This copier has been designed to provide convenient copying features in a minimum amount of office space and with maximum operational ease. To get full use of all copier features, be sure to familiarize yourself with this manual and the copier. For quick reference during copier use, keep this manual in a handy location.
  • Page 3: Cautions

    CAUTIONS Follow the cautions below when using this copier. The fusing area is hot. Exercise care in this area when removing misfed paper. Do not look directly at the light source. Doing so may damage your eyes. The socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible. Place the copier on a firm, level surface.
  • Page 4: Main Features

    MAIN FEATURES q High-speed laser copying First-copy time is only 7.2 seconds (except in a power save mode or immediately after power on). Copying speed is 16 copies/min., which adapts to business use, allowing improvement of working efficiency. w High-quality digital image High-quality copying at 600 dpi is performed.
  • Page 5: Part Names And Functions

    PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS Overall layout q Platen cover Place the original on the original table and close the platen cover before copying starts. w Original table Place the document to be copied here. e Handles Use to move the copier. r Power switch Press to turn copier power on and off.
  • Page 6: Part Names And Functions

    !5 Drum cartridge handle Hold to pull out the drum cartridge. !6 Drum cartridge Copy images are formed on the photoconductive drum. !7 TD cartridge lock release lever Use to unlock the TD cartridge. !8 TD cartridge strap Lift to remove the TD cartridge. !9 TD cartridge Contains toner.
  • Page 7: Operation Panel

    PART NAMES AND FUNCTIONS Operation panel q Operation panel and keys for printer functions See the printer manual. w AUTO/MANUAL/PHOTO ( and indicators (p. 15) Use to sequentially select the exposure modes: AUTO, MANUAL ( ), or PHOTO ( e ORIGINAL SIZE ENTER key and indicators Use to input the original size.
  • Page 8 !7 AUTO IMAGE key and indicator Press for automatic copy ratio selection. !8 TRAY SELECT ( ) key (p. 15) Use to manually select a paper tray. !9 PRESET RATIO selector keys and indicators (p. 17) Use to sequentially select preset reduction/enlargement copy ratios: 50%, 64%, 77%, 95%, 100%, 121%, 129%, 141%, 200%.
  • Page 9: Copier Installation

    COPIER INSTALLATION Improper installation may damage the copier. Please note the following during initial installation and whenever the copier is moved. If the copier is moved from a cool place to a warm place, condensation may form inside the copier. Operation in this condition will cause poor copy quality and malfunctions. Leave the copier at room temperature for at least 2 hours before use.
  • Page 10: Cautions On Handling

    CAUTIONS ON HANDLING Be careful in handling the copier as follows to maintain the performance of this copier. Do not drop the copier, subject it to shock or strike it against any object. Do not expose the drum cartridge to direct sunlight. Doing so will damage the surface (green portion) of the drum cartridge, causing poor copy quality.
  • Page 11: Checking Packed Components And Accessories

    CHECKING PACKED COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES Open the carton and check to ensure that the following components and accessories are included. Operation manual Power cord If anything is not included or is damaged, contact our Technical Assistance Department at 1- (630)378-3590. Save the carton and packing materials.
  • Page 12: Set-Up

    SET-UP Remove all pieces of tape, then open the platen cover and remove the protective material. Use a coin (or other suitable object) to remove the screw. Store the screw in the paper tray as described in step 6 because it must be used if the copier has to be moved.
  • Page 13 SET-UP Pressure plate lock Screw Power on Store the pressure plate lock which has been removed in step 5 and the screw which has been removed in step 2 in the front of the paper tray. To store the pressure plate lock, rotate the lock to fix it on the relevant location.
  • Page 14: Loading Copy Paper

    To save space, this copier has been designed with an adjustable front-loading tray, which is easily opened for paper loading. For best results, use only SHARP recommended paper. (See page 00.) The paper required ( ) indicator will light up when there is no copy paper in the selected paper feed station, or when the selected paper tray is not installed or is improperly installed.
  • Page 15 LOADING COPY PAPER Left guide Front guide Changing the copy paper size in the tray Gently lift and pull out the paper tray until it stops. Push the pressure plate down until it locks in place. Squeeze the lock lever of the front guide and slide the front guide to match the width of the paper.
  • Page 16 LOADING COPY PAPER To set the selected paper size, press the PAPER SIZE ENTER ( ) key. The selected paper feed location indicator will blink and the corre- sponding paper size (which is currently set) indicator will light up steadily. All other indicators will go out. Use the ORIGINAL SIZE ENTER ( the paper size which is set.
  • Page 17: Normal Copying

    NORMAL COPYING Power on Turn the power switch on. It will take about 35 seconds for the copier to warm up. However, you can make desired settings and press the START ( warm-up. Copying will start after warm-up. If the power is already on and all indicators except the POWER SAVE indicator are off the copier is in the auto power shut-off mode.
  • Page 18 Units digit Tens digit For photographs, select PHOTO ( ) and dark ( ) keys as desired. There are 5 exposure steps indicated by 3 indicator lights. (The indicators light up one or two at a time.) If exposure level 2 is selected, the two left-handmost indicators for that level will light up simultaneously.
  • Page 19: Reduction/Enlargement/Zoom

    REDUCTION/ENLARGEMENT/ZOOM Reduction and enlargement ratios can be selected either automatically with the AUTO IMAGE ( ) key or manually with the PRESET RATIO selector ) keys and/or the zoom ( precise copy ratio selection from 50% to 200% in 1% increments. ) keys.
  • Page 20 REDUCTION/ENLARGEMENT/ZOOM Manual Place the original on the original table and close the platen cover. Use the PRESET RATIO selector ( zoom ( ) keys to select the desired copy ratio. To select a preset reduction or enlargement copy ratio, press the key repeatedly until the indicator for the desired copy ratio is lit.
  • Page 21: Bypass Feed (Special Paper)

    BYPASS FEED (special paper) The bypass tray is used to copy onto transparency film, labels, and other special purpose papers. Up to 100 sheets of standard copy paper can be set in the bypass tray. For special purpose papers, the original image must be smaller than the paper or media for copying.
  • Page 22 BYPASS FEED (special paper) Press the TRAY SELECT ( tray. Leave the copy quantity at 0 if using special papers. Set the number of copies if using standard copy paper or envelopes. Press the START ( ) key. ) key to select the bypass...
  • Page 23: Two-Sided Copying

    TWO-SIDED COPYING Two-sided copies can be made on this copier using the bypass tray. Place the first original on the original table and make a copy. The first copy can be made using any of the paper feed stations. Replace the first original with the second original and close the document feeder cover.
  • Page 24: Xy Zoom

    XY ZOOM The XY ZOOM feature allows the horizontal and vertical copy ratios to be Original Copy changed independently. To use the XY ZOOM feature with the DUAL PAGE COPY feature, set the DUAL PAGE COPY feature first and then the XY ZOOM feature. (Enlargement cannot be set.) Place the original on the original table and close the platen cover.
  • Page 25 XY ZOOM Use the PRESET RATIO selector ( zoom ( ) keys to change the copy ratio in the horizontal direction in a similar manner as for the vertical direction. Press the copy ratio display ( The selected ratio for the horizontal direction will be entered and the display will change to the copy quantity display.
  • Page 26: B/W Reverse

    B/W REVERSE Original Copy The B/W REVERSE feature is used to reverse black and white areas. When the B/W REVERSE feature is selected, the exposure mode will be automatically set to the MANUAL mode. Other exposure modes cannot be selected. Even if this feature is canceled, the MANUAL mode will not automatically be canceled.
  • Page 27: Dual Page Copy

    DUAL PAGE COPY Original Copy The DUAL PAGE COPY feature produces individual copies of two documents placed side by side on the original table. It is especially useful when copying books and other bound documents. If the AUTO IMAGE feature has been selected, this feature cannot be selected.
  • Page 28: Interrupting A Copy Run

    INTERRUPTING A COPY RUN INTERRUPT is used to interrupt a long copy run so that another job can be done. Press the INTERRUPT ( The copier will return to the initial settings. When the copier stops, remove the original(s) and set the original(s) for interrupt copying.
  • Page 29: Automatic Exposure Adjustment

    AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT The automatic exposure level can be adjusted to suit your copying needs. Press the AUTO/MANUAL/PHOTO ( to select the PHOTO ( ) mode. Press and hold down the AUTO/MANUAL/PHOTO ( ) key for approximately 5 seconds. The PHOTO ( ) indicator will go out and the AUTO indicator will begin to blink.
  • Page 30: Toner Save Mode

    TONER SAVE MODE This mode reduces toner consumption by approximately 10% in the automatic and manual exposure modes. Copies will be lighter but still adequate for general use. Selection of this mode does not affect the PHOTO ( Follow the procedure below for setting the toning level. ) mode.
  • Page 31: Td Cartridge Replacement

    For best copying results, be sure to use only SHARP Genuine Supplies which are designed, engineered and tested to maximize the life and performance of SHARP copiers. Look for the Genuine Supplies label on the toner package. Open the bypass tray. Lift slightly on the side cover and slide the cover out until it stops.
  • Page 32 TD CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT Remove the protective cover from the TD cartridge by unlatching three cover hooks from the holes on the cartridge and then pulling the cover in the direction indicated by the arrow in the illustration. Gently insert the TD cartridge along the guides until it locks in place.
  • Page 33: Drum Cartridge Replacement

    For best copying results, be sure to use only SHARP Genuine Supplies which are designed, engineered and tested to maximize the life and performance of SHARP copiers. Look for the Genuine Supplies label on the drum package. Open the bypass tray. Lift slightly on the side cover and slide the cover out until it stops.
  • Page 34: Drum Cartridge Replacement

    DRUM CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT Remove the new drum cartridge from the protective bag and gently insert the lead end of the drum cartridge along the guides. Do not touch the surface of the drum (green portion) of the cartridge. Doing so may cause smudges on the copies.
  • Page 35: Misfeed Removal

    MISFEED REMOVAL The copier will stop when a misfeed occurs. The misfeed ( blink. If paper is accidentally torn during removal, be sure to remove all pieces. Be careful not to damage the photoconductive drum. If the misfed paper is seen from this side, proceed to “C.
  • Page 36: Misfeed Removal

    A. Misfeed in the paper feed area Roller rotating knob B. Misfeed in the fusing area MISFEED REMOVAL Push gently the right side of the front cover to open the cover. Carefully remove the misfed paper. Turn the roller rotating knob in the direction of the arrow to assist in removing it.
  • Page 37 MISFEED REMOVAL Roller rotating knob Fusing unit release lever Turn the roller rotating knob in the direction of the arrow. Carefully remove the misfed paper. Lower the fusing unit release levers to allow easier removal. Return the release levers to their operating positions. The fusing unit is hot.
  • Page 38 Close the side cover by pressing the handle on the cover. The misfeed ( ) indicator will go out. Misfeed in the paper tray Before opening the paper tray, be sure to open the bypass tray, lift slightly on the side cover and slide the cover out until it stops, and then perform steps 1 to 3 described in the “A.
  • Page 39: User Programs

    USER PROGRAMS The user programs allow the parameters of certain functions to be set, changed, or canceled as desired. Program No. Program name Auto clear time Preheat mode Auto power shut-off timer Stream feeding mode Auto power shut-off setting Auto paper select mode List of user programs This copier has the following user programs.
  • Page 40 Program name Parameters 0 e OFF Auto clear time 5 e 10 sec. 0 e OFF Preheat mode * 1 e 30 min. Auto power shut-off timer * 0 e OFF Stream feeding mode 0 e OFF Auto power shut-off setting 0 e OFF Auto paper select mode Factory default settings are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  • Page 41: Power Save Modes

    (See page 32.) ® As an E Partner, NERGY SHARP has determined that this product meets the E ® NERGY guidelines for energy efficiency. Preheat mode When the copier enters the preheat mode, the POWER SAVE ( will light up and other indicators will remain on or off as before.
  • Page 42 POWER SAVE MODES Setting the power save modes The time that elapses before the copier enters a power save mode after any operation is made can be set manually. This time is set with user program No. 2 for the preheat mode and user program No. 3 for the auto power shut-off mode.
  • Page 43: User Maintenance

    USER MAINTENANCE Proper care is essential for clean, sharp copies. Please take a few minutes to regularly clean your copier. Paper feed roller Original table and platen cover Stains or dirt on the original table or platen cover will also be copied. Wipe the original table and platen cover with a soft, clean cloth.
  • Page 44: User Maintenance

    Turn the power switch off. Open the bypass tray. Lift slightly on the side cover and slide the cover out until it stops. Gently lift and pull out the paper tray and take the Charger charger cleaner out by holding the tab. cleaner Set the charger cleaner onto the transfer charger and gently slide the cleaner in the direction indicated by the...
  • Page 45: Copier Trouble

    COPIER TROUBLE? Problem Copier plugged in? Copier does not operate. Power switch ON? Copies are too dark or Copy density properly adjusted? too light. Is the original placed face down? Blank copies Paper too heavy? Copies smear if rubbed. Paper damp? Striped copies Is transfer charger clean? Non-standard paper used?
  • Page 46: Copier Trouble

    Connect the copier to a power outlet which is not used for other electric appliances. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. Please contact your SHARP service center immediately if a problem persists after checking the above. Self-diagnostic function An automatic self-diagnostic function is built into the copier.
  • Page 47: Supplies

    Up to 10 envelopes can be set at one time. Supply part numbers When ordering supplies, please use the correct part numbers as listed below. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. Supply list Supply...
  • Page 48: Genuine Supplies Statement

    For best copying results, be sure to use only SHARP Genuine Supplies which are designed, engineered and tested to maximize the life and performance of SHARP copiers. Look for the Genuine Supplies label on the TD cartridge and drum cartridge.
  • Page 49: Moving Instructions

    MOVING INSTRUCTIONS When moving this copier, follow the procedure below. When moving this copier, be sure to remove the TD cartridge in advance. TD cartridge lock release lever Turn the power switch off and disconnect the power cord. Open the bypass tray. Lift slightly on the side cover and slide the cover out until it stops.
  • Page 50: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Type Copy system Originals Original sizes Copy sizes Copying speed (at 100% copy ratio) Continuous copy First-copy time Warm-up time Copy ratio Exposure system Copy paper feed Fusing system Developer system Light source Resolution Gradation Power supply Power consumption Digital copying machine, desktop Dry, electrostatic transfer Sheets, bound documents...
  • Page 51 First-copy time and warm-up time may differ depending on operating conditions, such as power- supply voltage and room temperature. As a part of our policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right to make design and specification changes for product improvement without prior notice.
  • Page 52: Index

    INDEX Auto clear ........7 Automatic exposure adjustment .
  • Page 53 INDEX Screw ........11, 42 Special paper ....... . 18 Specifications –...
  • Page 54: Material Safety Data Sheet

    S H A R P (Name and Telephone Number) Sharp Electronics Corporation Telephone number for information: 1-800-237-4277 Emergency telephone number: 1-800-255-3924 Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd. Telephone number for information: 905-890-2100 Emergency telephone number: 1-800-255-3924 Sharp Electronics (U.K.) Ltd. Telephone number for information: 01923-474013...
  • Page 55 Section 6. Physical Chemical Characteristics Boiling / Melting Point: Not applicable Vapor Pressure: Not applicable Vapor Density: Not applicable Evaporation Rate: Not applicable Appearance: Fine powder Odor: Odorless Section 7. Fire and Explosion Data Flash Point (Method Used): Ignition Temperature: Flammable Limits: Extinguishing Media: Special Fire Fighting Procedure:...
  • Page 56 S H A R P (Name and Telephone Number) Sharp Electronics Corporation Telephone number for information: 1-800-237-4277 Emergency telephone number: 1-800-255-3924 Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd. Telephone number for information: 905-890-2100 Emergency telephone number: 1-800-255-3924 Sharp Electronics (U.K.) Ltd. Telephone number for information: 01923-474013...
  • Page 57 Section 6. Physical Chemical Characteristics Boiling / Melting Point: Not applicable Vapor Pressure: Not applicable Vapor Density: Not applicable Evaporation Rate: Not applicable Appearance: Fine powder Odor: Odorless Section 7. Fire and Explosion Data Flash Point (Method Used): Ignition Temperature: Flammable Limits: Extinguishing Media: Special Fire Fighting Procedure:...
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  • Page 60 WARNING: FCC Regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate this equipment. Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.